I am sure there are reasons Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan had a media availability yesterday. I just can’t think of them. Three days before the Draft, no general manager is going to say much of substance. They don’t want to telegraph their team’s plan. What you get are a lot of cliches and generalities along with noncommittal answers on players. Below is a sampling of what Maccagnan had to say.
Maccagnan likes where #Jets are with the No. 6 pick. Fielding & making calls, same as they do every draft.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) April 24, 2017
Maccagnan says #Jets plan is to build through the draft. Knows it’s going to “take time”— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) April 24, 2017
Mike Maccagnan says there are "always inquiries" about teams wanting to trade up. Regarding No. 6 pick. #Jets— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) April 24, 2017
Maccagnan won’t say if Sheldon Richardson will/won’t be traded during the draft. #Jets will explore everything— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) April 24, 2017
Not many Draft cliches were spared in the making of that press conference.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say he will be more forthcoming about his thinking after the Draft. It always seems to be that way with general managers for some reason.